Dark Arcadia


Written & Directed by: Sally McLean, Produced by: Sally McLean, Christopher Kirby, Billy Smedley & Phoebe Anne Taylor


A story of relationships and the struggle for power, set within a world filled with rebellious youth and the adults charged with their care.

Dark Arcadia is the latest instalment in the universe of the internationally award-winning Australian web series Shakespeare Republic (over 50 awards, 90 nominations and 100 official selections in film festivals and industry awards around the world), and the follow-up project from the award-winning short film Speaking Daggers, commissioned by Independent Schools Victoria (Officially selected for 22 international film festivals, including the Academy Award accredited St Kilda Film Festival, and awarded “Highly Commended” Finalist at the 2017 SBT Shakespeare Film Festival, UK by Jury President Sir Kenneth Branagh and “Best Short Film” at the 2017 Peak City International Film Festival, USA, among others), helmed by critically acclaimed writer/director, Sally McLean, and featuring some of Australia’s favourite actors and a wide array of up-and-coming young talent about to take the world by storm.